News Today: November 19, 2018

Main current events of November 19, 2018 are as follows:

National Current Events

14th edition of international children’s theatre festival, ‘Jashne Bachpan’

The nine-day theatre festival, The 14th edition of JashneBachpan organised by National School of Drama’s (NSD) Theatre in Education (TIE) Company and aim is to bring theatre into prominence.
Punjab becomes 3rd state in country after Gujarat and Maharashtra to ban hookah bars or lounges

The President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) (Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2018 and banned Hookah Bars  in Punjab.

Tripura: International Tourism Mart being held in Agartala from Nov 22 to 24

Three-day 7th International Tourism Mart was organised by Tripura. It will include discussions, business-to-business engagements between foreign and domestic tour operators, introduction to tourist destinations and other attractions of Tripura and northeastern states.

AYUSH Ministry observes the first Naturopathy Day on November 18

November 18 was observed as Naturopathy Day to empower Naturopathy to boost the health. Prakruti mela will be organised to spread the awareness.

The Velvet Gloves’, a novel written by former Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer Balakrishna Kamath, released in Mumbai

“The Velvet Gloves” authored by former Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer Balakrishna Kamath aimed to show the behind-the-curtains tussle between Indian intelligence agencies and the US law enforcement agency FBI.

Economy & Corporate Current Events

Sanjay Kumar Mishra appointed Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED)

IRS officer Sanjay Kumar Mishra was appointed as the full-time chief of the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

World Current Events

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims observed on November 18 with ‘Roads have Stories’ as its slogan

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year. It was initiated by road victims in 1993 and adopted by the UN on 26th October 2005 and is dedicated to remembering the many millions killed and injured in road crashes, their families and communities.

Sports Current Events

Pankaj Advani wins titles in both long and short formats at IBSF World

Billiards Championship

Pankaj Advani extended his world title to 21 by winning the long and short formats of the IBSF World Billiards Championship titles for a record fourth time in Yangon Myanmar.

India’s Ankita Raina and Karman Kaur Thandi win Women’s Doubles title

Ankita Raina and Karman Kaur Thandi- won their maiden title of WTA trophy at the USD 125,000 Taipei OEC Open.
World Junior Badminton Championship in Canada: India’s Lakshya Sen wins bronze medal in men’s singles

Infian junior shuttler Lakshya Sen won bronze medal at the Li Ning BWF World Junior Badminton Championships 2018 at Markham, Canada.

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